Ogba magistrate court owe close to N2 million power bill in Lagos.

Ogba Magistrates’ Courts in  Lagos State, has been disconnected by Ikeja Electric over N1.9m electricity bills, the bills has been for months,making the distribution company to disconnect the facility on Tuesday.
Lagos magistrate court.

Report shows that workers in the court open the windows for proper ventilation.An official said the court does not have alternative for power supply and also describing the situation as embarrassing.“It is really shameful,” he said. “It is embarrassing that an institution like court was disconnected on the account of not paying electricity bills. Something like this happened some months ago too. Is it that the Lagos State Government is broke?” the official wondered.
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“The court has been disconnected since Tuesday and I have no idea when it will be reconnected. I learnt they owe close to N2m. But I suspect the court management was not duly notified before the disconnection,” another official who works in the court who spoke on condition of anonymity, said.
An Ikeja Electric official, who confirmed the disconnection to our correspondent, stated that it was the second time such would happen this year.
The official said, “What kind of notification do they need? Don’t they know they owe? More so, they have their own dedicated transformer with a meter. It is whatever we read from the meter that we use to bill them. They owe about N1.9m. They owed for the months of August and September and they quickly paid for September bill. That was after they were disconnected.NNPC, NSCDC officials siphoned fuel day before pipeline explosion – Suspect“They have not paid for October and November bills and we have to disconnect them again. They are not supposed to owe at all because they are maximal customers.”The spokesperson for IE, Mr Felix Ofulue, also confirmed the debt to City Round, saying that, “they were disconnected because they owe us N1.9m.”
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